2019 Ram Sale - Southdown Rams
2019 Ram Sale - Belsuftex Ram
2020 Ram Sale
It was so nice to see the sun shining on our 2020 sale day, after the two previous sales being held in the rain. A good crowd turned up on the day with both old and new faces which was great to see. We were very happy with the line-up of 110 Rams over our 4 breeds and felt that they were our strongest team of Rams we have presented to date. The soundness, length and meat of the Rams was evident.
The sale started with the Southdown’s with repeat and new clients bidding freely. The top price was $1500 and sold down to $700.
Next up was the Tigers (Southdown x Sth Suffolk ). These guys are really starting to become popular and we think we are getting the right mix of genetics in them. They have the Southdown early maturing body but come with that bit more length and the brown face for easy identification. We are getting great feedback from clients on their “Tiger” cross lambs with the main attributes being great survivability , up and running in no time, as well as the rapid growth and early maturity ensuring a big pick off mum and the ability to grade really well. The Tigers ranged from $700 with a top of $1400.
The Suftex were up next and these guys started with a bang! The first pen of 4 made $2,100, $2000 and $1500 x 2 and then continued to sell solidly down to $700. We have been focusing on getting our Suftex thicker and meatier with excellent feet and this is really starting to show.
Last but not least were the Belsuftex (3/4 Suftex, 1/4 Beltex). These sheep are kegs on legs, extremely solid with good feet. Feedback has been good with clients reporting on their great survivability and early maturing factor of the lambs. Prices ranged from $700 with a top of $1200.
2020 Sale Stats
Southdown-28 /28 -$1021 AV
Tigers- 36/36 - $997 AV
Suftex- 24/24 - $1218 AV
Belsuftex - 22/22 $918 AV
2019 Ram Sale
Our second On Farm Ram Sale on December 12th 2019 was again held in the rain, but this didn’t deter buyers from turning up in force. A $9 lamb schedule and a good season at that stage lead to a great turn out and a spirited start to the bidding on the Southdown’s. Prices ranged from $850 to $1850, with 4 Southdown Rams making the top price of $1850.
Next up were the Belsuftex (¼ Beltex, ¾ Suftex). This was our first line up of Belsuftex progeny up for auction and we look forward to seeing how these new genetics perform on farm. These meat machines ranged between $750 and $1300.
The Turiroa Tigers ( Southdown x Sth Suffolk) were next in line and sold freely with a top of $1600 x 4, with prices ranging from $650 to $1600.
Last up were the Suftex ranging in price from $900 to $1600.
It was very pleasing to see such confidence shown in our breeding programme with all 104 Rams on offer sold with an overall sale average of $1168. We have since sold another 47 2th Rams privately after the sale. We also have a selection of Hogget Rams suitable for Hogget mating from April onwards.
Thanks again to all the purchases, under bidders, agents and helpers who made the day a success.
We are planning on having more Rams in our 2020 Sale to match demand but won’t be sacrificing quality to do this. Stay safe and we hope to see you all at our 2020 Sale in December.
2018 Ram Sale
We were really pleased with how our first on farm Ram Sale went in December 2018. The rain cleared and a good crowd turned up. Bidding was keenly contested on the Southdowns with a top price of $1700.00 sold to PGG Wrightons Wairoa, with prices ranging from $600 to $1700.
Tigers (Southdown X South Suffolk) followed selling strongly with a top price of $1250. Three tigers were sold at this price with one going to Ross Dyer livestock and two to Williams Family Trust. Prices ranged from $600 to $1250 for the Tigers.
Last up for auction were the Suftex with a top price of $1100.00. Three Rams reached this price with two going to Kerley Agriculture and one to Waitangi Terraces. Prices ranged from $650 to $1100 for the Suftex.
105 from 110 Rams were sold with an average of $854 and it was pleasing to see that there was a Ram for every budget. A big thank-you to purchases, under bidders and agents for their support and to all those that helped out on the day. Hope to see you all at this year’s sale.